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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,062 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Gischler Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781461849544
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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse picks up ten years after the end of the world. Former insurance salesman Mortimer Tate leaves his secluded cabin and discovers a desolate landscape complete with cowboys, bandits, and cannibals, where the only traces of civilization are found at Joey Armageddon’s Sassy-a-Go-Go club.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kemper | 2/10/2014

    " As a fan of end-of-the-world apocalyptic stories and anything with bizarre humor, I was expecting a lot more from this book. The best part is the title. It's got a few clever ideas, but not that funny. Mostly, it's just one excuse for a gunfight after another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raegan Butcher | 2/1/2014

    " This was one of the funniest, most irreverent and entertaining books I've read in years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Siri | 1/23/2014

    " "Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse!" I thought to myself. "What could possibly go wrong with this book?" MANY THINGS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/21/2014

    " What is there to say about this novel? I kept on to the end, but I was well aware of how tongue-in-cheek it was, and how many deliberate amalgams it made of bad SyFy movies, post-apocalyptic tales, and selected bits of rock and roll thinking (although Gischler manages to leave out the doom rock and death metal lot, so there's a lack of references to such stalwarts as Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Hawkwind, or even KISS, in favor of musical references that all logjam in the 1980s-1990s, with one reference to the 2000s.) Joey Armageddon's clubs are Cafe Flesh with a neon overhaul, the Red Czar's operation is Woody Allen's lot from the 1967 Casino Royale holed up in the CNN Center in Atlanta, and the story kicks you out of suspension of disbelief every ten or fifteen minutes while to mull over which reference that was to which movie or novel -- mostly movies, though. The characters occasionally achieve a luxurious single dimension (though this may have been due to the excellent narrator for the audiobook version), the South rises again, sort-of, albeit long enough to shoot itself in the foot, take an arrow to the knee, and get its head bashed in. There are occasional laugh out loud moments, and there's a fair bit of goofy satire, but it's not really compelling. There is a great moment with the arrival of one side's motorized infantry. mind you, complete with an explanation of exactly why it's been done the way it's done. In the end, though, the summation is, pretty much, "Who cares?" even as Gischler's epilogue provides the seed for a sequel in good old movie fashion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 1/19/2014

    " I'm actually surprised at how good this one is. I wasn't expecting much (I'm kinda serious about my apocalypse stuff), but this one is very Quentin Tarantino-esque and I'm liking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne Edmondson | 1/2/2014

    " A wonderful piece of pulp about manly men engaging in manly endeavors in a postapocalyptic wasteland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/30/2013

    " Tone and plot reminded me a lot of "Zombieland" minus the zombies...not a life-changing book, but a fun read if you want a slightly humorous take on fall of civilization. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aileen Finney | 12/25/2013

    " If you are looking for something light yet thought provoking and funny... this is your book. No description could quite do this book justice. It struck a chord with me and I fell in love! His other books are not my "normal" genre either, but I'll be reading them as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Cavosie | 12/9/2013

    " Glad I read this instead of, well, just about anything else at that time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/30/2013

    " This was quick and entertaining, but overall I give it an "eh." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 9/27/2013

    " Wow! I loved this book, but I wish it was longer or part of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chompa | 9/24/2013

    " Very entertaining read. Gischler's story is light and engaging. Perhaps the best part of it is his view on human nature and society and where things would go if society collapsed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/5/2013

    " Your typical this is how society will be one civilization ends tale. Some good ideas, but it bounced around from scenario to scenario a little too quickly, and wrapped up kind of quick. Gischler is a decent writer though & I will check out some of his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Alexander | 3/11/2013

    " What's better than Go-Go Girls and survivalists? It was a nice break from reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Francis | 3/11/2013

    " I may be a Gischler fan now. This book made me laugh out loud several times, as well as want to start on my personal preparedness plan for the Apocalypse. 4.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/14/2013

    " guilty pleasure book. reads like a tarentino movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacia | 12/1/2012

    " Fun ride, if a little violent for me. At least the violence was fairly realistic as far as the world set up goes, rather than completely gratuitous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 6/22/2012

    " A book I bought solely because of the title. That's about all I took away. Then I quickly gave the book away. Funny, maybe, but I can get my kicks plenty of other ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tj | 5/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this book more than I should have. It was very creative and fast paced. There was never a dull moment and it could have gotten away with being longer. I wouldn't hesitate to read a sequel if there ever is one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/4/2012

    " Weird and funny look at a post-apocalyptic world that could be - full of strange characters that are somehow believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Zimmerman | 3/27/2012

    " VERY enjoyable read. I finished this book in about 4 days, the story was fun (even though it was about the world after the apacalypse), very humorous, and flowed really well. Highly recommended to all my friends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Foster | 1/5/2012

    " Great fun. Pure escapist diversion. I now read everything Gischler writes. "

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About the Author

Victor Gischler’s novels include Gun Monkeys (Edgar Award First Novel finalist), Shotgun Opera (Anthony Award nominee), Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse, Vampire a Go-Go, and The Deputy. Gischler created Deadpool Corps for Marvel Comics and spent two years writing X-Men. He is the season ten writer of Angel & Faith in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe for Dark Horse comics. He lives in Baton Rouge as a stay-at-home-writer and dad with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.